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fredricksburg. going to the mid and upper 70s. >> thank you so much, howard. i'm happy to say that close into washington, we're in great shape all around town. no problems to report on the beltway, the interstates heading to the beltway but up in glen bernie or heading out of glen bernie, there is an accident. two tractor-trailers involved. the ramp from i-97 south to route 32 is blocked off out of glen bernie heading southbound on i-97. route 32 out of columbia, route 29, i-95 out of laurel and bw parkway leaving fort meade into greenbelt, all of those corridors are absolutely fine. let's take a live look outside and show what you it looks like here on 270. the interstate is looking great between frederick, clarksburg and rogville. let's go back -- rockville. let's go back to the maps this time heading out west on the dulles toll road coming from sterling, 66 from gainesville all the way to fairfax your lanes are open. and we'll take a live look one more time here in springfield. early monday morning volumes are building early but no big delays yet up to 395 and the
14th street bridge. andrea, mike? >> thanks, monika. see you in a little bit. the federal government is expected to shut down tonight at midnight because as we've been reporting all weekend, the house and senate cannot agree on a spending bill. >> it's about 14 hours and counting. the sticking point remains, an amendment to remove funding for obama care. delia goncalves is live on capitol hill with the latest. any signs that any side is willing to give in? >> reporter: lawmakers are back to work later today and we are hoping that a compromise will be reached but get this? the house is back at 10:00 a.m. the senate, they don't return until 2:00 this afternoon to continue this contentious debate that many say has really become a dangerous game of ping- pong. in the overnight hours, saturday, house members left the hill after a vote to now delay obamacare by a year and repeal the tax on medical devices. the senate has yet to send that bill back refusing to approve a proafl that would change the
president's signature health care law. senate majority leader harry reed saying, quote, after weeks of futile game by republicans -- [ inaudible ] >> whether do you say enough is enough. let us move on responsibly to make government work. >> the president is skying no compromise, i will not touch obamacare but the interesting thing is, he's amended obamacare probably 15 time already but he does it without any legislative approval. >> this whole debate is a subject fugue and a proxy for -- subterfuge and a proxy for a strong desire to bring this nation to its knees and punish the people for electing barack obama as president of the united states. >> will you accept the compromise? if this government shuts down, it's because you have not accepted the compromise that republicans have reached out to you and offered. >> reporter: that is just a taste of the debate, that
contentious and heated debate we heard when house republicans and house democrats were on the floor saturday. now, the house did manage to pass an amendment that would let the 1.4 million active duty soldiers still get paid if the government shuts down. but of course we know thousands of nonessential government employees will go without if congress does not act in time and that deadline quickly approaching. we are just hours away. so reaction from folks on the street, who they blame for all of this coming up at 5:30. andre ya, mike, back to you. >> delia goncalves with that live update from capitol hill. you feel the jolt and the next thing you know your wallet is gone. police are investigating yet another taser robbery in northwest d.c. the latest one 3:30 sunday morning on 12th street. investigators have surveillance video in this one. check out the three people they're looking for now.
he they are armed with tasers and police believe they may have escaped in a gray colored vehicle. two similar holdups have taken place in the same area recently. if you have any information, please call d.c. police. hopefully the commute on the bay bridge will go much smoother this morning. beachgoers trying to get home last night found the westbound lanes of the bridge shut down because of a barge fire underneath. it started around 6:00 last night beneath the new side of the bridge and that caused maryland transportation officials to shut it down. a fire boat put the flames out and eventually all the lanes on the bridge were reopened last night. more than half of the district of columbia's public school principals have been rated below effective on new evalue yaigs. of the city's -- evaluations. of the city's 120 principals 14 were rated highly effective. about a third were rated effective. half were deemed developing which is basically one step above ineffective. those deemed ineffective were dismissed.
student result on test scores factored into those ratings. our time is 5:06. time for the the latest your money report of the morning. >> indeed it is. good morning, jess. >> good morning. thank you, congress. thanks so much. it could be a very challenging day for wall street. the possibility of a government shutdown is impacting the markets. world markets trading down 1% or more this morning. futures trading here in the u.s. indicating wall street will open to the down side and the uncertainty gave stocks their first weekly loss since august. checking out the numbers the dow dropped 70 points in trade on friday opening this morning from the 15,258 level. the s&p 500 dipped by 7 points. the nasdaq was down by 6 points. a government shutdown could also mean the big monthly jobs report set to release on friday could be delayed. cnn reports that the bureau of labor statistics sent out a memo friday saying reports will not be released and the public website will not be updated. nearly all of the agencies 2400
employees could be part of government wide furloughs. more than 615,000 toyota see enthat minivans have been recalled for nearly a dozen accidents. this chows the 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008 and 2009 model years. the minivans can shift out of park on their own and roll away. two people were hurt when that happened. toyota will replace the shift lock device on the vans for free. definitely concerning. >> you don't want that to happen. >> what do you have for us in the next half-hour? >> we're going to talk about new changes that could be coming to a flight near you and a big inside trading case that a lot of people are watching. the department of justice prepares to challenge one state's new rules for voting. that story is coming up. >> plus, amanda knox says she's going to stay in america as her retrial on murder charges starts overseas. >> not a blue monday if you're
10 after 5:00 on this monday morning. a nice start to the week. more nice weather. kind of warm weather for much of the week until things change finally. that may be sunday, monday. here's a look outside and your forecast for today. we're starting with a couple of clouds here and there. some high clouds, a chilly start. we seen have a few 40s. nice afternoon. highs 75 to 78. see you in a few with the full seven day. from the distance you can see the beltway is running smoothly in college park near route 1. the east side of prince george's county basically 495 looks great between 95 and the wilson bridge. up north the accident blocks southbound i-97 ramp to westbound route 32. i'll have more information on that coming up in my next report. back to you guys. just about 5:11. here's a look at what's new this morning. there are no survivors, although investigators still are not sure how many people were on board a small plane
that crashed into a hangar at the santa monica airport. the cessna ran off the airport and slammed into the hangar which caught fire and clapged. the plane can -- collapsed. the plane can carry a maximum of nine people. amanda knox will not be in an italian courtroom today as her retrial gets under way. the american exchange student was convicted in the 2007 murder of her brightish roommate but that was turned over in 2011. an italy supreme court found inconsistencies in the 2011 appeal and order add new trial. the judds department plans to sue the state of north carolina over its new voter i.d. law. north carolina voters will be required to show a valid government i.d. to cast a ballot. the lawyers from the justice department are expected to argue the law discriminates against minorities and students. we've been enjoying nearly perfect wept foremore than a week -- weather for more than a week now. >> summer is not giving up just
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yeah. we will get a change to this pattern eventually but this week is not on the agenda to that. i think sunday, monday, later sunday into monday is when things start to change. here's a look at your forecast on this monday morning. very comfortable morning out there. i don't know about you, i had such a jam-packed weekend, i'm grad to be back at work. -- glad to be back at work. mid- to upper 70s after the cool start. kind of like what we've been. a beautiful day ahead, 77, 78, somewhere in that range. look at the wind speeds. we're not going to see much in the way of a breeze. it's very comfortable. lunch time 72. i know it's chilly now but if the kids want to go in shorts, that's going to be fine. 40s, 50s most areas but when you head far west, cleveland, columbus, some 60s to the west. there's a lot of very warm air in the middle of the country that's going to be pushed this way by jet dipping out west. eventually that storm will get here sunday and monday changing our weather pattern finally.
47 in germantown this morning. the cool spot, though, is lovettsville. i was looking at manassas 46. baden is 47. waldorf and charles county 49. a beautiful 52 in north beach and andrews this morning. and also in alexandria. look outside on our michael & son weather camera as we widen the shot for you. visibility fantastic this morning. we have some high clouds out there so officially mostly cloudy. 59 degrees at national airport with a dew point in the low 50s. that's still pretty comfortable. not as dry as we've seen it but certainly for this time of year, we're doing just fine. a weak cold front is approaching. a lot of times cold fronts bring us rain but not enough moisture with this one. we'll see the temperatures getting warmer. our long, dry stretch continues another six days or so. later sunday things are going to change into -- i think this may hold off till the afternoon
or evening. but that storm system, that has a lot of promise for changes. this morning we've got the high clouds coming in here. several swirls. one there, one there, one there off shore but nothing headed our way with any rain. so more of what you see is what you get. there's this weak cold front in the ohio valley which does not have a lot of weather with it. all right, today, 77, a gorgeous afternoon. 60 tonight with low 50s in the outer suburbs. tomorrow 82. warm and dry, even warmer wednesday, 85. consider the average high is now 74 degrees. we're going to be well above that average for thursday, friday, saturday. 83, # 5. finally -- 83, 85. finally by sunday i think we can make the low 80s with a better chance of a shower. better chance sunday into monday. monika, you keep bringing us bad traffic. >> if i don't tell you, you won't know what to do about it.
southbound i-97 ramp to westbound route 32, two tpts and a fuel -- tractor-trailers and a fuel spim. you want to watch -- fuel spill. you'll want to watch out in that area and avoid if you k. no problems from laurel, annapolis. in toward cheverly and the beltway, the northeast corridor you're going to be fine. let's show what you it looks like here if you're planning to head northbound on 395 right near seminary road. no issues heading up to the 14th street bridge and the interstate early this morning in the main and hov lanes. let's go back to the maps this time to the gw parkway coming in from the american legion bridge. dulles toll road, 66 no irks as you travel inbound toward the roosevelt bridge. we'll end with one last live look and this is springfield on the northbound side of i-95. a few brake lights now coming out of dale city. back to you guys. >> thank you, monika. the nfc is sort of weak in the east so far. the redskins are still in the thick of it, even though they only have one win so far.
>> take the nails out of the coffin. plus, the nationals bid goodbye to manager david johnson as they close out the 2013 season. that's all coming up in sports. good morning. 5:19. here's a look at the question of the morning. according to a survey, which one of these political figures do 58% of women find the manliest? >> across the country. >> this apparently is across the country. i find this crazy. a, m.i.t. romney -- mitt romney, b, barack obama is the machineliest or c, bill -- manliest, or c, bill clinton. >> one viewer says c. say what you will, but the man has a certain masculine sex appeal. post your guests and comments on our facebook page. we'll reveal the correct answer we'll reveal the correct answer in our 6:00 a.m. all the chicken in your grocery store is inspected by the usda... but perdue asked them to go further. they verify that all our chickens are cared for in a clean, safe environment... and fed an all-veggie diet. no other chicken company does this. but at perdue, we believe in a better chicken.
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with no added animal by-products... hormones...or steroids. because at perdue, we believe in a better chicken. hope you had a great weekend. monday is bringing fantastic weather around here. temperatures in the 40s and 50s to start. we are going to have a great day once again. some high clouds here and there. lunch time looks fantastic. do it outside if you can. upper 60s and low 70s. then this afternoon looks nice, too. highs mid- to upper 70s. happy monday, everybody. of course over the weekend, a lot of people saying if the redskins lost on sunday, the season was finished. i think they were on to something. yes, the nfc east leaves much to be desired but you have to win some games. dallas had already one two
heading into the weekend. if there was a time to get moving, gang, yesterday was it. let's go to the black hole. never easy to win -- [ inaudible ] this is how the redskins did it yesterday. rookie david cashing in. 6-6. the redskins' offense wasn't great but did just enough. washington gets hits first win ever the campaign 24-14. >> going to the bye week with a "w" and some momentum, we're looking to build off of that. >> when we come out of the gate slow, we need the defense to step up for us. they did that and that's why we won. >> we kept fighting through it. i was pleased with the the guys. they kempt on fighting through it. >> the ravens not so fortunate. buffalo always a tough place to
play. loud. apparently it makes you color blind if you're color blind. joe flacco throwing to the wrong guy. that was too much to overcome the ravens losing it 23-20. finally the nats finishing up the season in arizona. quote, i'm not dying. i'm just stepping away. vintage davey there. nats lose 3-2 but finish the season # 6--- 86-70. that's going to do it. have a great start to your week. happy monday, everybody. we are 18 hours 35 minutes to a government shutdown. we'll have more on that coming up. >> in just a few months you might not have to turn off all your electronic devices during takeoff and landing. >> on the northbound side of i- 395 here at the 14th street bridge, traffic is moving smoothly into the downtown area. all of your potomac and anacostia river bridges early this morning are incident free. we'll have more news, weather and
happy monday. welcome back to wusa9. i'm andrea roane. >> glad you're with us. a little chilly this morning. good morning, monika. >> i put a swelter on. >> the -- sweater on. >> the afternoon a different story. >> another beautiful day. take that, san diego. we've got your number, at least for another week and things will change around here by later sunday into monday. today as mike and monika said, a little chilly start. we have 40s out there with high clouds giving us mostly cloudy skies now but it's going to be a beautiful day. lunch time 72 and sunshine and light winds. if you're not outside for lunch today, you're missing a great opportunity. we'll see a high of 77 degrees. back down to 70 by 8:00. so another nice evening to get outside, take a walk with the
hubby or the wife and just enjoy. look at this. we've got some high clouds coming in here. a few sprinkles out in the ohio valley ahead of a cold front which just doesn't have enough moisture to work with. fog has been a problem in the mountains. not too bad but a bit around warrenton. culpeper victs have improved -- visibles have improved. this is the chill we're talking about with 45 in winchester. 46 manassas. it's 50 in fredricksburg and pax river naval air station. even across the bay, cambridge a nippy 49. monika? generally speaking, this is the time when volumes build on a monday morning. good morning, everybody. other than that, we're in pretty good shape out of southern maryland, for example, route 4, route 5, route 301, 210. everything is looking good to the beltway. once there across the wilson bridge and if you're planning to head 295 to the 11th street bridge, everything is great. let's take a live look outside. here's what it looks like on the north side of town looking good at georgia avenue. no big delays yet. on the outer loop as you leave
the 95 interchange heading westbound into silver spring early this morning out of glen bernie you want to watch out for the accident cleanup from early on. two tractor-trailers blocking the ramp from southbound i-97 to westbound route 32. let's go back over to the maps this time heading up north to 270. you can see it's still all green out of frederick. you may find a few brake lights as you head into clarksburg but no big deals. we'll wind a live look one more time outside. this is the northbound side of 395 as you head toward the 14th street bridge. no issues at this time. back to you, andrea and mike. >> thanks, monika. it's been 17 years since the last federal government shutdown in 1996. >> bill clinton, newt gingrich at odds in the press. remember that? unless a last-minute deal is reached, the next shutdown could happen tonight at midnight. delia goncalves is live on capitol hill with where we stand now. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. economists say got government shuts down just for a couple of days, it may not have a major
impact but if this goes on for about a week or so, we could have damaging effect it is our economy more than what's already been caused because of this uncertainty on capitol hill. house lawmakers passed their latest version of the budget bill overnight saturday but cuts to obama care still on the table guaranteeing more debate. analysts say if congress fails to reach a deal by midnight, the shutdown would trim economic growth right before the crucial holiday month. consequences after shutdown, let's remind you thousands of nonessential government employees will be furloughed. federal services will be delayed. housing loans will not be processed. there will be no food and drug safety checks, including on baby formula, and national parks, museums and monuments will close. >> we are doing our jobs on behalf of the american people.
>> you have major constituents. the rest of the country is fed up with you. >> we're stalemate really. we've got ourselves in this kind of position where we can't compromise to the point we've got to shut the government down. >> reporter: who do you blame for this position we're in now? >> everybody. >> reporter: however, there is? good news at least. there will be folks who will stay on the job including police officers, firefighters, school teachers, and those who work in the public health field. and of course essential government employees will stay on the job. >> the federal government shutdown usually means a shutdown for most of the d.c. government as well but not this time. it f it begins add midnight, the dng council plans -- d.c. council plans to approve emergency legislation to keep the government going.
the mayor plans to declare all 30,000 employees as essential. one of the nation's best known lobbying groups weighs into the virginia governor's race today. the national rifle association is launching a half million dollar ad campaign according to "the washington post." the nra is supporting the republican candidate virginia attorney general ken cuccinelli. on their website they give him a grade of a supporting gun rights while his democratic opmoney terry mcauliffe gets an f. time for another your money report now. >> jessica is back with an update on what we're allowed to do now on planes. >> in the future. so maybe keep that cell phone on during takeoff and landing which is a big change. a panel's recommendation to allow airline passengers to use heck strong devices during takeoff and landing is expected to be -- to use electronic devices during takeoff and
landing is expected to be approved this week. passengers would not be allowed to use phone calls or check e- mails. most recommendations require further study by the faa. have you downloaded the new operating system for your iphone and are you now having battery life problems? some users are reporting that the new versions of apple's mobile operating system appears to eat up the battery life of older model iphones. apple has not yet officially addressed these reports. and mark cuban will be seen in court this week and we're not talking about a basketball court. the government's insider trading case against cuba goes to trial today in dallas. he's expected to testify he did nothing illegal. he's accused of using insider information to dump his stock in 2004 just before shares fell in value helping him to avoid
$750,000 in losses. the ces wants cuban to -- the sec wants cuban to give up the money. >> 2004? took him a while to get to court. >> i guess so. >> a lot of people forward to seeing what it's going to be like if he takes the stand. >> because he's a big mouth. interesting. local animal control oiferls -- control officers are issuing a warning about dropping off a certain type of reptile. that story is coming up. >> the hef use forecast is -- the forecast is looking cloudy with a chance of meatballs. >> we're always on wusa9.com and the app. if you're traveling overseas and want to watch
5:38. a little on the cool side but farther away from the city we have temperatures in the 40s so you may need a jacket. our forecast for you on this monday, it's a good one once again. i know we need some rain but you're going to have to be patient or get the sprinklers out. we'll get some maybe by sunday. today after the chilly start, partly to mostly sunny and pleasant. 57 to 78. sun rise 7:03. we'll have the warm -- yes, warm seven-day forecast in a few minutes. right now monika with timesaver traffic. if you're planning to head northbound in springfield on i- 95, this is what it looks like. the brake lights approaching the beltway. an accident moved out of the roadway inner loop near the gw parkway but now there's a disabled vehicle in the express lanes inner loop before route 50 arlington boulevard. here's one more thing to look out for on roadways. get this. as temperatures cool off during the fall, many turtles are out looking for places to burrow and rest for the winter.
fairfax county animal control officers say they've had an influx of people dropping off the turtles at the shelter, but they're saying instead you should leave them alone unless you're moving a turtle out of the road. so just leave them alone. >> won't touch. i promise. thank you. we may like it sunny outside but obviously movie audiences wanted it to be cloudy. >> cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 debuting in first place grossing $35 million in the box office in north america, the fourth biggest september opening of all time. the sequel to the 2009 animated hit was the only family offering available this weekend. last week's number one hugh jackman's drama "prisoners" fell to number two. "rush" opened in third. it was all right. "baggage claim" rounded out the
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>> collar pops and all that sort of thing. >> collar pops? >> you know what it is. more coffee for this guy. he'll get there. weather wise we'll get there. this camera. all right. good morning. how are you? we've got some sunshine expected today and a warm day. not 80s today. we'll be in 70s but tomorrow, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday, maybe sunday too in the 80s. here's your forecast day planner this monday morning. i don't do the collar pop. not much into that. low 70s at lunch time with 76 at 3:00 after a high today 77, maybe 78. a real leap. beautiful day. in spite of the fact we need rain, we're running over 4 inches below since august 1. it's a beauty out there. temperatures 40s and 50s across much of the area. we have low 60s east of the
appalachians. warm air in the middle of the country. locally we're in the mid-40s in prince william county and manassas. 50 dumfries. 48 in leesburg. lots of 40s in the outer suburbs. waldorf 49. north beach is 53 this morning. i saw cambridge at 49 a moment ago along with bowie and barely 51 in rockville and bethesda and college park. outside on our weather camera, really good visibility. some high clouds making the skies mostly cloudy. temperature at national a little milder, 59. look at the winds. there are none to look at. humidity in the 70% range. look at the cool air, though, in the northwest. there's a big dip in the jet stream and all the warmth is building. dallas will be near 90. low 80s in denver. 80 minneapolis. this air will be moving east over the next few days thanks to the dip in the jet and this is picking it up and throwing it in our direction. north of that the air is cool and this is quite a storm coming into british columbia bringing a lot of rain to the pacific northwest and into
northern california. tremendous rains with the mountain snows. for us we're south of the jet. a weak front will try to come through and off shore we've got several areas of low pressure but they're not going to be doing much. there's the weak front here through the ohio valley. just doesn't have a lot of moisture to work with. it has been the case the last couple of months. we were doing great rain wise. come august things really shut down. 77 this afternoon. gorgeous. tonight 60, partly to most will you cloudy, light winds with low 50s in the outer suburbs. tomorrow 82, warm and dry. it will be warm and dry again on wednesday, 85. the average is 74 so that's how much above average we're going to be for the seven-day. in fact low to mid-80s right through saturday. a front comes closer to us later sunday. i think still above 80 on sunday but a better chance of late evening and afternoon storms. but this week still looks beautiful. here's monika with timesaver
traffic. some signal problems at the west falls church metro station so expect delays both directions on the orange line because of that. and other than that, we're in great shape all on our interstates. the beltway inside the beltway, look at that. 66 at 62 miles an hour at fairfax drive and 395 about 62 miles an hour at duke street. that's landmark heading up and across the 14th street bridge. things are looking great. there are no problems on 295 to the 11th street bridge early this morning. let's take a live look outside. here's what it looks like on the beltway near st. barnabas road. route 414, looking great heading southbound to the wilson bridge. no delays into alexandria and springfield on the south side of the beltway. let's go back over to the maps this time all the way north and no real delays yet. college park into silver spring on the outer loop 95 coming it from baltimore. route 29 from burtonsville and one last live look outside. here's what it looks like on the beltway in college park. back to you, andrea. >> thank you, monika. today the group force facing our risk of cancer
empowered is marking national hereditary breast and ovarian cancer week. during this week force celebrates and remembers those who have been affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancers. this morning we recognize amy whitaker of north potomac, maryland. >> i am amy. >> reporter: a daughter, a sister, a wife. >> i am 33 years old. >> reporter: and devoted mother to her sons brodie and chase. >> i love picking them up. i love driving them here and throwing them here, playing with them. when i'm not with them, i'm at work with children. >> reporter: amy is also an elementary schoolteacher. >> today we'll be doing some reading and writing. >> reporter: her title is intervention specialist. it's an apt description of how she's chose ton take charge of her own health. amy is not a survivor. she's a pre-vivor. >> it means i have reduced my
odds significantly of ever having breast cancer. >> reporter: amy is positive for the brca 2 gene mutation. that sharply raises her risk for breast and ovarian cancer. at age 26 she and her brothers were tested because their mother carries the defective gene. >> i didn't know anybody that wasn't -- that had the brca gene. >> reporter: amy put off taking any drastic preventive measures right away to be at her mother's side as she fought ovarian cancer. >> i didn't care what gene i had. i just wanted my mom better and healthy. >> reporter: but seven years and two children later, she still chose to watch and wait, worried how surgery now would affect the boys. >> who's going to hold them? who's going to carry them? who's going to do all of that? >> reporter: but a heart to heart with her breast surgeon put things into perspective. >> she said you're going to miss picking them up for one month. do you want to do that or do
you want to miss all their soccer games and lacrosse games because you're going to chemo and too sick to get to the game and it was a no brainer. >> reporter: in january amy had a proaf recollectic double mastectomy. she expected physical pain but there was also emotional pain at losing part of her womanhood. >> i cannot tell you how many people said to me, oh, you're so lucky, you're going to have perfect breasts. oh really i am? perfect breasts that have no feeling? no nipples, huge scars down the middle of them and i would just smile and say yeah, okay. >> reporter: amy's journey is not over yet. there will be nipple tattooing and by age 40 a hysterectomy and removal of her ovaries. that would lower her risk of developing ovarian cancer by nearly 90%. choices her mother, a two-time survivor didn't have. >> ten years ago you were totally radical, crazy to do something like this.
now you're saving your life, you're smart for doing it. >> this afternoon is part of wusa9's commitment to raising awareness. we'll have experiments on hand to answer your questions about the brca gene. doctors and counselors from the inova hospital system will answer your questions about this gene and its relevance to your risk of ovarian and breast cancer. again, that's this afternoon at 5:00. the number to call is 202-895- 5560. you'll also be able to web chat with our expects on our website wusa9.com. some new laws are taking effect tomorrow. we'll tell you about those coming up. >> we'll have the latest on the pending federal government shutdown in a live report from capitol hill. it's coming up on 5:52. here's jess. >> i've been copying through the day's daily deals and retailer websites to find you geep discount -- deep discounts. my monday favorites are about
doing cool stuff around the region. kings dominion is serving up the fright. you can get two tickets into the park including access to halloween haunt all for $62. you'll find this deal on living social. how about a romantic monument by moonlight river cruise along the potomac? the price is just $14 on gold star. that gets you 50% off. this cruise out of washington harbor. how about participating in the ugly sweater 5k run for 49% off. the price for this groupon is just 20 bucks. the race will be run in fort washington, maryland on saturday, december 21. if you have an offer you've seen or you're a local merchant with a deal for our viewers, i'd love to hear from
welcome back. if you're planning to head out of glen bernie, i've been telling you about this big accident southbound i-97 ramp to westbound route 32. it's to tractor-trailers, a fuel spill involved as well. one of the tractor-trailers lost its load so that's why it's taking so long to clear this up. southbound i-97 again the ramp to westbound route 32 blocked off with this accident involving two tractor-trailers. i'll keep you posted on the situation and any openings as you travel through this area. back to you guys. for the last six weeks we've been focusing on the importance of knowing your family health history,
especially when it comes to whether you could be at risk for the brca gene mutation. knowing your risk could be the difference between life and death. joining us this morning are susan davis and her daughter jennifer davis. it is good to see you again. i first profiled you about 2008- 2009. >> that's right. >> it is good to see you both looking so well and healthy. it was an incredible story then and is still an incredible story about knowing your family health history and how it could mean the difference between life and death. susan, talk about your family history because she's outlined it. what was interesting is just seeing the gene mutation moving through generation after generation in your family. where did it start? >> we are trying to trace it back further than what you see on this display. this is my maternal grandmother here who died in 1930 at age 32. she did pass away from breast cancer. >> when did you first suspect that this was more than just an
unlucky chance that family was dying of breast cancer? >> you know, when i was younger, i remember thinking every time someone was diagnosed, this is just terrible luck in our family. it wasn't till i was diagnosed myself in december 2003 with breast cancer and i had the genetic testing. it was kind of a confirmation of what i suspected that there was something more serious going on in our family. >> that's what you found looking at the mutations that ran through not only the females in your family but the males in the family as well? >> correct. >> how difficult was it to have the conversation with your daughter now that this was a possibility for her future? >> it wasn't as difficult as it might seem partially because she had been witnessed growing up to people in the family
being dice nosed and -- being diagnosed and passing away from ovarian cancer. she was 19 at the time when i tested positive. it was kind of a confir making of what she already suspected. >> jennifer, tell us about the steps you've taken to reduce your risk for breast and ovarian cancer. >> sure. i got tested when i was 19. some people may think that's a little too young but as she said, i kind of -- it just reaffirmed my suspicion. we went ahead and started doing breast surveillance at that time. and unfortunately i had a couple of situations where i had a benign lump found and then the first m.r.i. i had done at age 23, in 2008, they found three more lumps. that had given me enough time, about five years or so, to sort of digest the information of what my options were. and i thought to myself, you know, i want to be here for my children and it was better for me to just go ahead with the
surgery. >> we have just a few seconds left. susan, i remember at the end of the interview you said the one thing your daughter was better off than other members of the family, earlier generations because she is facing her risk empowered. she does know what lies ahead for her possibly. >> that's correct t. is a very empower we are thing i believe. i'd rather know than not know. at least for the younger generation, they have choices they can make rather than facing cancer first and then dealing with the consequences of that. >> susan and jennifer davis, thank you very much. good to see you both. you're in such good health empowered because you know your family health history and that's what's key. >> thank you very much. >> we'll see them tomorrow night at the premier of "decoding annie parker" at the afi in silver spring. back to you. >> thanks, andrea. here's monika. i'm mike. here's howard. let's do weather. another beautiful day. we've had a great stretch of weather. why not do it for another five,
six days. >> deal. >> finally we'll get rain but not until sunday or monday. today looks nice, a chilly start. lunch hour looks fantastic with a temperature in town 72 and a light southeasterly wind. recess for the kids, maybe a sweat shirt in the morning or hoodty. for lunch time they won't need it. 77 for the high and 75 for the drive home. a chilly start, just a couple of high clouds overhead but temperatures down in the 40s and 50s in most spots. near 60 still thanks to the bay in annapolis but germantown is 47. it's 49 in waldorf. reston is down to 48 right now with 48 also in warrenton. there's been a touch of fog toward warrenton and culpeper but other than that, we're in good shame. your temperatures this afternoon from 76 -- good shape. your temperatures this afternoon from 76 in